Temporary emergency childcare for essential workers
Many licensed childcare centres remain open to provide services in a safe manner for those who need it most. For school-age children, this includes before and after school care, or child care during the summer.
The Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) can give parents and guardians a referral to temporary childcare for children ages 0 to 12 years (including those with special needs) if they:
- Are providing essential services
- Live or work in Vancouver
- Have no appropriate alternatives
The Provincial Health Officer has advised that all parents who can, should care for their children at home, while recognizing that childcare services must be provided in a safe manner for those families whose parents work in critical roles.
Unfortunately, as available spaces are limited, receiving a referral does not guarantee a spot.